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Chris Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 21, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.

In the real world, a retired software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities

All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Bidding Improvement With Weak NT?
It is legal to have two different calls with the same systemic meaning. It is not legal to have the agreement that the same call in the same context has a different meaning according to which partner makes it.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
People complain frequently about results being "decided by penalties". Of course, if penalties never affected results, they wouldn't be true penalties at all.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
tl;dr Once players learn that a TD is willing to impose a penalty, the need for the TD actually to do so diminishes a lot. -- First, directors need to be proactive in identifying late finishers and warning them as early in the game as possible of the need to ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
"We're giving the pair that finishes every round two minutes late 26 extra minutes to solve this selection of bridge hands" - actually, no, since the first time they do it they then start the next round two minutes late, and by failing to catch up, have gained only two ...
The price of pessimism
Was the system Grumpy Club or Dopey Diamond? In any case, South was clearly too bashful.
Chris Miller's bidding problem: Q83 652 AKQJ95 K
I'm not sure I can answer any more system questions. Partner was a BBO robot and I've plumbed the depths of my knowledge of the robot card. I thought it was an interesting hand because of the combination of great slam potential with the possibility of too many ...
Chris Miller's bidding problem: Q83 652 AKQJ95 K
3 is a GF splinter with short diamonds. Stayman followed by 3 is GF with 5+ diamonds.
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
Always lead the highest card of your partner's suit.
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
(In ACBL-land): "You don't have to announce the range for 15-17 1NT openings- they changed the rule recently, I heard at another club". "I had to (double)/(open 1NT)/(open 2NT) to show my points". "How could you open 1NT with a small doubleton?"
Is this the correct ruling?
A minor pedantic clarification to David's essentially correct statements: There is no further penalty for [b]the same player[/b] revoking in both suits. If both defenders revoke in, say, hearts, each defender's revoke is independently subject to equity adjustment or automatic trick adjustment.
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